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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States)

item Karl, Thomas
item Melillo, Jerry
item Peterson, Thomas
item Anderson, David
item Boesch, Donald
item Burkett, Virginia
item Carter, Lynne
item Grimm, Nancy
item Hatfield, Jerry
item Hayhoe, Katharine
item Janetos, Anthony
item Kaye, Jack
item Lawrimore, Jay
item Mccarthy, James
item Mcquire, A
item Miles, Edward
item Mills, Evan
item Patz, Jonathan
item Pulwarty, Roger
item Santer, Benjamin
item Savonis, Michael
item Schwartz Jr., H
item Shea, Eileen
item Stone, John
item Udall, Bradley
item Walsh, John
item Wehner, Michael
item Wilbanks, Thomas
item Wuebbles, Donald

Submitted to: Cambridge University Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/3/2009
Publication Date: 1/15/2010
Citation: Karl, T.A., Melillo, J., Peterson, T.C., Anderson, D.M., Boesch, D.F., Burkett, V., Carter, L.M., Grimm, N.B., Hatfield, J.L., Hayhoe, K., Janetos, A.C., Kaye, J.A., Lawrimore, J.H., Mccarthy, J.J., Mcquire, A.D., Miles, E.L., Mills, E., Patz, J.A., Pulwarty, R.S., Santer, B.D., Savonis, M.J., Schwartz Jr., H.G., Shea, E.L., Stone, J.M., Udall, B.H., Walsh, J.E., Wehner, M.F., Wilbanks, T.J., Wuebbles, D.J. 2010. Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. New York: Cambridge University Press. 188 p.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Climate change impacts on the United States vary by region and sector of the economy. Responses to climate change fall into two major categories. Mitigation focuses on the reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases or increasing their uptake to reduce the amount and speed of climate change. Adaptation refers to changes made to better respond to present or future climate conditions in order to reduce harm or take advantage of opportunities. Both mitigation and adaptation are elements of a comprehensive response strategy. The changes that have been observed in the US climate include: temperature rise; sea-level rise; increase in heavy downpours; rapidly retreating glaciers; thawing permafrost; longer growing season; longer ice-free season; earlier snowmelt; and changes in river flows. Climate change will impact all sectors of the US and individuals and policymakers need to be aware of the changes and the potential consequences.

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